The cricket experts say that if Mahendra Singh Dhoni goes for a review, the batsman is out for sure. Usually, he never gets it wrong before opting Decision Review System (DRS). Even skipper Virat Kohli seeks Dhonis advice ahead of reviewing umpires decision. However, in the 5th ODI against Australia in Nagpur, Dhoni’s prediction didn’t hit the bull’s eye and India lost a review. It was one of the rarest incidents happened during a match played by India.
It happened on the last ball of the 34th over when Kuldeep Yadav delivered a flighted delivery to Aussie all-rounder Travis Head. To this delivery, Head tried to plat a sweep shot, however, he missed it completely. The ball went under his bat and was grabbed by MS Dhoni who was standing very close to the wickets. Dhoni appealed for a catch along with Kohli and Kuldeep. Since the umpire said no, Virat went for a review after consulting MS Dhoni.
— Virat Kohli (@Cricvids1) October 1, 2017
The 3rd umpire referred the TV replay where it was clearly visible that ball didn’t touch Head’s bat and he was not out. As soon as the final decision was displayed on the big screen, India lost a review while the Aussies were happy.
Earlier this day, Steven Smith Won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch gave a slow but steady start to the team. By the first 10 overs, Australia had put 60 runs on the scoreboard, However, The Indian bowlers struck soon and took 4 early wickets.
During the middle of the game, Marcus Stoinis and Travis Head anchored the inning very well and built a partnership of 87 for the 5th wicket. However, the Aussies lost 5 wickets in the last 10 overs and could put a total of 242 runs by the end of 50 overs after losing 9 wickets.
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